Password protection

Erno Kuusela erno-news at erno.iki.fi
Tue Oct 8 20:45:12 CEST 2002


In article <anuvjr$2ihj$1 at serv.vrn.ru>, "Lexy Zhitenev"
<zhitenev at cs.vsu.ru> writes:

| Is there a way to save a password so that it could be read and autoconnected
| without writing it in plain text?
..
| Is there a way to do it in general - I mean hide, but not delete password.

it is not possible to use a password that you do not have, and you
cannot hide it effectively without requiring external information.

you can of course obfuscate it in various ways, for example by
storing it encoded in some manner.

  -- erno





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